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The underground ministry…Deliverance from Demonic possession. Part 1
The underground ministry…Demonic possession. Part 1
For the last few days I have struggled with writing about my experience on this particular topic. I have sat at my computer and deleted the pages every time. Why is this so difficult to write about? I have a few ideas that I can name, but first I want to name this topic as “The underground ministry”. What I am speaking about is the deliverance ministry from spiritual bondage. Why I call this the underground ministry is because it is not accepted in the world and also sadly to say not accepted in many churches. The world calls you nuts, but yet believes in “friendly Ghost” and the church calls you nuts because of something they have no understanding from lack of teaching and fear in the churches. I have said it before that the churches have dropped the ball and let the people down by not teaching how real spiritual battles are and yes I’m going to say it…, and how real demonic possession is. I’m not saying that they don’t believe in it because they have to believe in it, it’s in the bible. Jesus casted demons out of people, but they say, “Stay away from it, don’t have anything to do with it” If we would do that then tell me how the captives would be set free? To me that contradict the scriptures that God has given us. Come on Christian people, it is our duty to go out and rescue the lost, set the captives free. Jesus has given us the same authority that he had when he was casting out demons.
Luke 9:1 (New King James Version)
1 Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases.
Luke 10:19-20 (New King James Version)
19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20 Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but ratherrejoice because your names are written in heaven.”
I believe that many churches want to hide their heads and pretend it does not exist while all along their congregations are being consumed by the roaring lion who is seeking whom he may devour. Folks this is real, we need to wake up and look around at the many people who have been defeated by the enemy simply because they did not know how to fight against him.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (New King James Version)
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
God has equipped us for battle, he has given us the armor to put on daily, and if we were not going into battle we would not need the armor. The armor the warriors wore went from head to toe, protection for every area of the body. To me that means serious battle, and going over to the enemies camp and bringing out the captives or claiming back what was once theirs or even claiming what was not theirs from the beginning because God said “I give to you, now go and take it” I’m not saying that we need to go in the middle of an occult ritual and start waving the Bible and grabbing the people and trying to set them free, one reason is the person needs to be seeking help and want to be set free and the other reason is you just might find your self being the sacrifice that had walked in at the wrong time If God did not tell you to go. Be wise. But could God tell you to do that? Yes he could, and if he told you to do that he would protect you. Jesus said He sends us out as sheep among wolves, He wants us to know the truth, and His sheep are not afraid of the truth! What we need to realize is in (Rev 7:3) we have His Name “sealed on our foreheads”, and just as demons knew who Jesus was and were subdued and cast out, they know who His sheep are! I hope I have answered my question in “Why is this so difficult to write about?”
Now with the boldness that God has given me I would like to share a little of my ministry experience dealing with demonic possession in other people. But first I want to praise God that he has given me a husband that sees the importance of this ministry and has come alongside of me to fight the enemy. He at one time was one of those skeptic that knew it was real but didn’t know it was so prevalent in our world today and didn’t want anything to do with it. He had questions that I could only answer from experience, but he wanted answers from the bible. I would take him to the scriptures that I thought would answer his questions but he was still a skeptic and didn’t want to believe that it was real. I warned him before we got married that if he was going to marry me that he would at one time find himself experiencing the deliverance ministry. And lo and behold he did.
I will be short and sweet to the point as much as I can. Here is one experience that I would like to write about. The names have been changed. Her name was Tina and was raised in a Christian home. Tina was 10 years old and did not feel good about her self so in her inferiorities and insecurities she had cried out and said, “I would do anything to be pretty” Now you asked how a little thing like that hurt her? Here is the simple answer, it opened up windows. As she was growing up rape, sorcery, hypnosis, sexual activities were introduced into her life. When she became the age of accountability she made choices that she will eventually learn to regret. Through all of this the enemy fulfilled her desire and made her very pretty. I meet Tina one summer through her sister-in-law Cindy. The family described Tina as a very angry, sexually active spoiled daughter. As I sat and asked questions and listened to the answers right away the Holy Spirit told me she was demon possessed and I agreed to meet with her. Before I was able to see her face to face I had received phone calls one day after another from Cindy stating that Tina’s spirits were manifesting. So I found my self doing battle over the phone in confidence that Cindy was capable to do warfare and instructed them to get her to me as soon as possible.
This went on for nearly a year of praying and binding and kicking out. The battle was very physical at times, long, and those demons were not going to leave without a good fight. I got her to do the most important thing that needed to be done on her part and that was to ask God to forgive her and renounce any involvement that she had with things that did not bring glory to God. Tina was sitting on a chair I was sitting on the floor and Cindy was next to me and my husband was clear across the room. I asked if he wanted to come and help us pray, he stated he was fine just where he was at. (Bless his heart) I began to pray and ask God to be in our mist and apply his blood to all of us in room and home over everything in and out of the house and had everyone to examine their own walk with God, get things in order so the demons could not come back at them. As I went to place oil on her head (represents the Holy Spirit) the bridge opened up wide and she fell on the floor and started screaming and hissing like a snake. Cindy grabbed her feet and I her shoulders and we wrestled with her for a second then I looked up and there was my husband taking her shoulders over so I would be free to go into battle. This is where my husband became a believer in demonic possession. These are the demons that we confronted that night. Spirit of rebellion, spirit of Python (this one was very obvious because it would coil and slither and hiss like a snake,) and spirit of Whordom. I will end this already long hub and continue with part 2 later.
I know this ministry is not for everyone and that’s okay, and even some of you might fear this ministry, I want you to put your fears to rest and just know that you have the true weapon to fight the attacks of Satan in your life and that is the name above all names. “Jesus” If you don’t have the want to then God hasn’t given it to you. As Christians we also need to remember this scripture: Mark 16:16-18 (New King James Version)
16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
May you find your Boldness in Christ Jesus and his word by knowing who you are in Christ and whose you are. You are the child of the most high, and the demons are subject to you, you are not subject to them. Once I established this in my own heart and head and found out that the demons had to shut up after I told them to shut up in Jesus name gave me the assurance that I indeed was a child of the most high and my fears where gone and that my name is written down in the lambs book of life. Praise God!!